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The 2011 Texas Senior Games are coming to the Brazos Valley with the nationally recognized event being hosted by The Brazos Valley Senior Games. Events will be held in and around the Bryan/College Station area on June 2-12.

The 2011 Texas Senior Games and The Brazos Valley Senior Games are an opportunity for Seniors who are age 50 and up to compete and interact with other amazing individuals like themselves. The non-profit BVSG strives to improve every year with the quality of competitions, variety of events, high-quality facilities and helpful volunteers.

In 2004, a group of Seniors led by Sally Motl and Jim Robinson got together and organized an event known as the Golden Years. The idea was quickly altered, and the group sought to become an affiliate of the Texas Senior Games known as The Bryan/College Station Senior Games. The name was later changed to Brazos Valley Senior Games for a broader image and to include the surrounding Brazos, Robertson, Grimes, Washington, Burleson, Madison and Leon Counties. In 2005, The Texas Senior Games Association authorized the charter of The Brazos Valley Senior Games.

The first games held by The BVSG were in 2006 with 236 Seniors participating in 11 events including bowling, horseshoes, cycling, swimming, track and field, and a triathlon consisting of a 400 meter swim, 20K bike race and 5K run. In 2007, a former participant in The Games, Doug Tremaine, took over as president of the Senior Games and since then participation has almost tripled with the 2010 Games hosting 682 athletes.

This year, The Brazos Valley Senior Games are hosting the Texas Senior Games, which are open to all Seniors who want to compete without the need to qualify. The games will recognize the top three athletes with Texas Senior Games Medals. The events will be held on the campus of Texas A&M University, Texas World Speedway, Bryan High School, A&M Consolidated High School, Grand Station Center, and other parks and centers across Bryan/College Station.